Food & Drink

Your Definitive Guide to the Best Oyster Happy Hours in Houston

Courtesy of Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

We already brought you the Best Happy Hour in 17 Houston ‘Hoods, but since we really, truly like you guys, we’re not stopping there. Enter oyster happy hour, the kind of magic that only exists in lands perfectly primed for coastal cuisine. From cheap guys on the half shell to buttery, chargrilled numbers, here are 18 spots to get your Houston oyster happy hour on:

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4002000

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Caracol

Caracol

Galleria

The deal: Get them fresh on the half shell with salsa bruja and lime or wood-roasted and absolutely dripping in chipotle butter for up to half off. $7/half dozen, $13/dozen. Vuelve a la Vida -- a half-dozen raw gulf oysters and a glass of their weekly oyster wine is $13.50. Or have a bottle of Mumm's Cordon Rouge Champagne and half-dozen of the wood-roasted oysters for $65 (seasonal).
When: Sun-Fri, 3-7pm; Sat before 5pm

BB’s Cajun Cafe

Heights/Montrose/Upper Kirby/Briargrove/Katy

The deal: Voodoo hour means half off a dozen raw oysters
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6:30pm

State of Grace

River Oaks

The deal: Hit the oyster room to get a spectacular lineup of HH oysters, including Sea Wings (Gulf of Mexico, TX), Point Aux Pins (Grand Bay, AL), and Standfish Shore (Duxbury, MA) for $1 to $3 each.
When: Mon-Fri, 3-6pm

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Julep

Washington

The deal: $1 oyster Mondays
When: Mondays (duh) all day

RDG Bar + Annie

Galleria

The deal: $3 each East Coast oysters with hushuppies
When: Continual cocktail hour 4pm to close

Sam’s Boat

Galleria

The deal: A half-dozen oysters on the half shell for $6.99
When: Mon-Fri, 3-7pm 

Ragin' Cajun

Upper Kirby/Sugar Land/Woodlake

The deal: Gulf oysters on the half shell $6 for half, $10 for dozen. Char-grilled oysters $10 for half, $19 for dozen (Kirby & Sugar Land only)
When: Mon-Fri, 3-7pm

Tarakaan

Midtown

The deal: $1 oysters
When: Wed-Sat, 4-7pm

Goode Co. Seafood

Memorial

The deal: Shell-roasted oysters for $7 ($6 for a platter of fried); Thursday raw oyster night $7.95 per dozen (limited time only)
When: Mon-Fri, 3-7pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm; Thurs special, 4-10pm

The Palm

Galleria

The deal: Prime Time happy hour with bites includes $2 oysters on the half shell and half-off cornmeal fried oysters ($8 instead of $16) at the bar. 
When: Sun-Fri, 5-7pm

Danton’s

Montrose/Museum District

The deal: Raw oysters $10/dozen or $.90 each 
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm and Sat, 2-7pm 

Prohibition Supperclub & Bar

Downtown

The deal: $6 half-dozen oysters on the half shell and $7 half-dozen delicious as hell chargrilled oysters (available in three flavors: Rockefeller, New Orleans BBQ, Singapore Black Pepper).
When: Mon all day; Tues-Fri, 4-7pm 

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Galleria

The deal: Get a chef-selected freshly shucked oyster trio for $7 (bar area only)
When: Mon-Fri, 4-7pm; Mon-Thurs, 9pm-close; Sun 8pm-close 

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4150868

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Eddie V’s

Eddie V’s

CityCentre/Upper Kirby

The deal: $10 for batter-fried oysters in a light curry with pickled Asian cucumbers
When: 4-7pm

Peska Seafood Culture

Galleria

The deal: $6 snacks including crispy fried oysters
When: 3-6pm

Reef

Midtown

The deal: Fried oysters $5 ($10 large) 
When: 4-7pm

Paul’s Kitchen

Upper Kirby

The deal: $8 crispy oysters, semolina-dusted and deep-fried with spinach and leek fondue, Sriracha aioli, and BACON.
When: 11am to close at the bar

Holley’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Midtown

The deal: $8 Fried Oysters 
When: Mon-Fri, 4-8pm

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Brooke Viggiano is a Houston writer who thinks every happy hour should be oyster happy hour. Find out why on Twitter @BrookeViggiano.